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University of Pittsburgh Names New Dean of Students for School of Law

Allie LinsenmeyerThe University of Pittsburgh School of Law today announced the appointment of Alexandra (Allie) Linsenmeyer to the position of dean of students. She will assume this new role on Monday, June 15.

Linsenmeyer began her career in higher education as an admissions counselor at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She went on to serve as George Mason's assistant director of international admissions. In 2006, Linsenmeyer joined Pitt Law as the director of admissions. In this role, she worked alongside the dean of admissions and financial aid to implement a comprehensive recruitment plan. She is a member, and former board member, of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors and served as host of the 2017 NAPLA Conference. Linsenmeyer has also co-hosted two Council on Legal Education Opportunity summer institutes and multiple American Mock Trial Association tournaments.

"I would like to thank Pitt Law for this opportunity to work in this vibrant, diverse community and to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of the Dean of Students," said Linsenmeyer. "I am eager to provide personalized and supportive counseling, mentorship, and advising and help our students navigate the changing challenges of law school as well as their personal and professional life. My aspiration is for every student to acquire the tools to master their physical, emotional, financial, and professional wellness – at Pitt Law and beyond."

As Dean of Students at Pitt Law, Linsenmeyer will work closely with students to provide opportunities and experiences to support student learning and development through the areas of counseling, mentoring, and advising students to be their best and healthiest selves amidst the stresses, rigors, and anxieties that are part of the law school experience. 

"I am impressed with Allie's student-centered philosophy and demonstrated commitment to student well-being, development, and success," said Dean Amy J. Wildermuth. "For many years, we have greatly benefited from her work to build a strong community at Pitt Law, and I am excited to see all that she will do in this new role."

Linsenmeyer received her AB in Literary and Cultural Studies from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and her MEd from The George Washington University. She is currently pursuing her EdD in Higher Education Management at the University of Pittsburgh.

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